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NASA GOING TOP SECRET PROJECT PROMETHEUS

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posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 04:07 AM
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"The Bush administration has approved the new Nuclear rocket project. Some speculate, the President may even officially launch this historic initiative as part of his State of the Union address on January 28."

Nasa has said little about the project. Scraping the hubbel and spaceshuttle and looking towards a new smaller orbiter Nasa is secretly planning a nuclear powerd spacecraft that will someday go to mars.


another qoute.

"NASA has been building up to this announcement for quite some time. After requesting a billion dollars over five years in the last budget for nuclear R&D funding, rumours of an air-breathing nuclear launch vehicle, the creation of a new public relations team, research into space radiation necessary for manned missions, very ambitiously expensive plans including new Stations in interplanetary space, and only ever very discrete mention of nuclear rocket involvement, it seems like the icing on the cake has actually arrived

Secrecy and quietness has been the strategy thus far for NASA and the Bush administration. Little in the way of informed data such as direction and intention for the space program has escaped the top. The two men leading this push, President Bush and NASA Administrator O'Keefe held discussions relating to past nuclear initiatives and decided a low-profile approach would work best."

The contractor that won the contract for the nuclear electric spacecraft Boeing. They need it after the slumps in the commercial sector






posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 04:55 AM
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link(s) please to confirm this cause if true it would be great. have heared of nuclear project before as part of JIMO project .



posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 04:57 AM
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Here is the link to the story

www.spacedaily.com...



posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 05:19 AM
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JIMO =JUPITER ICY MOONS ORBITER- That craft will probably be the first nuclear powered craft ever launched or it will be a combo ion xenon nucelar craft

NEXIS= NUCLEAR ELECTRIC XENON ION SYSTEM

BUT WE are ways ways from JIMO expected to be launched in the comming decade it will probably be scraped like the hubbel and shuttle to make way for the new shuttle and moon base etc.



posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 05:37 AM
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Do a search for Prometheus on here, it has been covered many times.



www.abovetopsecret.com...

www.abovetopsecret.com...

www.abovetopsecret.com...

The article is a year old btw



posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 05:41 AM
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yes i know ive been studying the ion drive for quite some time. And project prometheus is a NUCLEAR powerd propulsion system not ion nuclear ion system would be NEXIS- NUCLEAR ELECTRIC XENON ION SYSTEM. the reason for this post is that nasa has given the green light for this project and will be getting the money for it. Also they are not commenting on anything about it. And in the past project prometheus was just a plan now its going full steam.



posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 05:44 AM
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Prometheus ???

When I saw the name my first thought was terraforming.

Prometheus is a character from Greek mythology.The legend goes that Prometheus took fire from the gods and gave it to man on Earth.His punishment for this was harsh though,he was nailed to a tree and every morning an eagle would come down and eat his liver while he still lived.Each night his body would regenerate and the next morning the eagle would come back again for it's grisly breakfast.

The name has been associated with Christ figures,those that make sacrifices for mankind.Odin was nailed to a tree and ofcourse Christ was nailed to a man made tree.

The full title of Mary Shelley's book was "Frankenstein,or the Modern Prometheus"

It seems a funny name just for a space project.For instance Apollo was obvious as he was the messenger of the gods.

In the light of this anyone have any idea why it might be called Prometheus?



posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 05:51 AM
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In greek myth Prometheus is a TITAN the wisest to the Titans so I could see why they are using that name.



posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 05:58 AM
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Also in 2006 Nasa is planing to launch New Horizons. A probe to Pluto & Charon then the kuiper belt. The rough plan was to use the new ion propulsion and using jupiters grav pull to slingshot the craft towards Pluto. Now the project may be under Prometheus using nuke prowerd systems.



posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 06:00 AM
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I can confirm it. I can also tell you NASA secret propulsion work is nothing new. A matter of fact it dates back to the 1960s. Though it really got rolling in 1982 due to an initiative started by Regan.



posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 06:34 AM
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Ok i sent a e-mail to jpl and im waiting for a response on my question on the status or any further information concerning the project will just have to wait and see. And I know there have always been adv propulsion system studies but this one is the most contreversial one. And there isnt a lot known about it . Just one poor webpage on Nasa's site.



posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 06:40 AM
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try the search engine of firstgov.com

www.firstgov.com...

it will search all governement sites about this topic.


found stuff like
gltrs.grc.nasa.gov...

this here

[Edited on 22-1-2004 by MarkLuitzen]



posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 06:45 AM
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Great site Mark im goning to be doing a lot of reading then tonight. Still what i skimed through there isnt much detail about the project just about JIMO and thats the extent of it. But, isnt NASA doing a restructuring someone said like starfleet? Maybe after the revamp we will hear some more about this.



posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 06:48 AM
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oh yeah many try Project prometheus cause project is called that way there is another one which could be used its NSI or better use Nuclear Science Initiative
also try Nuclear space propulsion


[Edited on 22-1-2004 by MarkLuitzen]



posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 07:28 AM
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Originally posted by John bull 1
Prometheus ???

When I saw the name my first thought was terraforming.

Prometheus is a character from Greek mythology.The legend goes that Prometheus took fire from the gods and gave it to man on Earth.His punishment for this was harsh though,he was nailed to a tree and every morning an eagle would come down and eat his liver while he still lived.Each night his body would regenerate and the next morning the eagle would come back again for it's grisly breakfast.

The name has been associated with Christ figures,those that make sacrifices for mankind.Odin was nailed to a tree and ofcourse Christ was nailed to a man made tree.

The full title of Mary Shelley's book was "Frankenstein,or the Modern Prometheus"

It seems a funny name just for a space project.For instance Apollo was obvious as he was the messenger of the gods.

In the light of this anyone have any idea why it might be called Prometheus?


I agree about the oddity of Prometheus. Perhaps it's a planned "First Contact" mission? That would make sense, in context, with the mission bringing knowledge from "the heavens" down to earth. Just a thought.

As for Apollo, he wasn't actually the messenger -- that was Mercury/Hermes.

[Edited on 1/22/2004 by TheDemonHunter]



posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 07:40 AM
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posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 10:16 AM
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"As for Apollo, he wasn't actually the messenger -- that was Mercury/Hermes."

I'm happy to stand corrected.



posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 10:22 AM
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Prometheus was the son of Iapetus who was one of the Titans. He tricked the gods into eating bare bones instead of good meat. He stole the sacred fire from Zeus and the gods. Prometheus did not tell Zeus the prophecy that one of Zeus's sons will overthrow him. In punishment, Zeus commanded that Prometheus be chained for eternity in the Caucasus. There, an eagle (or, according to other sources, a vulture) would eat his liver, and each day the liver would be renewed. So the punishment was endless, until Heracles finally killed the bird. Prometheus is known to be one of the most interesting characters in Greek Mythology

www.pantheon.org...



posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 02:42 PM
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Thanks for more background on Prometheus, MarkLuitzen. I freely admit my specialty is not Greek Mythology when it comes to ancient religions.


But I guess I do know enough to correct a Super Mod sometimes, Johnbull1! Not really a big deal though. We all make mistakes.



posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 03:02 PM
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the strangest thing about prometheus...

"One of the Titans. He stole fire from the gods and gave it to mankind, and was severely punished for it. "

Its an old story but what the hell do they mean with the fire from the gods. Some people think nuclear power. but way back then.. only possible if they used it wrong and trowed back humankind into the stone ages....



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